For those of you that follow my Blog Posts, you know that my Husband and I went to Tofino last Summer, and spent much of our time driving from there to Ucluelet ( about half an hour away ) to go hiking every Day. This year, we decided it would make much more sense to just stay in Ucluelet, since most of our time would be spent hiking again.
As always, I spent many hours checking out places to stay, online. We wanted something close to the hiking trails, where we could have some peace and quiet and privacy. We weren’t looking for a typical busy Hotel, but instead, something a little more laid back. My research paid off, and we found what seemed to be the perfect spot for our Holiday in July. The Cabins at Terrace Beach had several types of accommodation, but the one that caught my eye was the Lodge Suites – no children, and no pets permitted. ( not that we have a problem with either, but when you are looking for a quiet, romantic getaway, you can understand why this appealed to us )
We loved their motto: “Check In Chill Out”. Right from the time we checked in with the friendly, helpful Lady at the Front Desk, we knew we had picked the right spot. We were given all the info we needed about the place, and headed out to find the Lodge.
The Lodge was situated just a few steps from a short path down to Terrace Beach. The building was in the Forest, with views of the Ocean from the back deck ( and the floor to ceiling windows ) 🙂 Access to the Wild Pacific Trail was also just steps away, which was most convenient for us. The Lodge can be rented out for Weddings or various other functions/meetings. There is a “Great Room” where everyone can gather by the Fireplace, read in the windowseats while gazing upon the water, or simply hang out and socialize.
We spent a few minutes taking pictures in that huge room, looking out the windows at the trail and the water, and just soaking in the comfort of the fireplace, after arriving to a cool, rainy Day. Next, we found our Suite, and were very pleased with it, as well. It had a King Sized Bed ( always mandatory for us ) a couple of huge Skylights, a Rainfall Showerhead as well as a two-person Soaker Tub, and did I already mention the floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the ocean? 😉 There were vaulted ceilings, a small fridge, Coffee Maker and Tea Kettle, a few glasses and cups etc. There was a fireplace, a flat screen T.V., a cozy sitting area, and tons of room.
As soon as we had a look around our room and put all our bags away, we wanted to check out the little path that led down to Terrace Beach. The slight drizzle of rain had subsided by then, so we headed outside for a peek. We were greeted by this sign:
That was the start to our first Day of our Ucluelet Adventure ….